Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies




NOAA Mission

To understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nations economic, social, and environmental needs

OU Mission

To provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society

CIMMS Mission

To promote collaborative research between NOAA and OU scientists on problems of mutual interest to improve basic understanding of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, weather radar, and regional climate to help produce better forecasts and warnings that save lives and property

CIMMS Vision

A center of research leadership and excellence in mesoscale meteorology, weather radar, regional climate, and forecast and warning improvement, fostering strong government/university collaborations

The desired outcome of all research performed at CIMMS is to improve fundamental understanding of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, weather radar, forecasting and warning processes, and regional climate that will lead to better, quicker, and more valuable weather and water information to support improved decisions that can reduce loss of life, injury, and damage to the economy.